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AccessMedicine Adds Online Custom Curriculum Tool to Ease Medical Training Rotation Management

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 General News J E 4
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NEW YORK, Oct. 19 McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global provider of information resources for the scientific and medical communities, today announced the launch of AccessMedicine's Custom Curriculum, a cutting-edge functionality that enables internal medicine program directors to create learning modules with AccessMedicine content, track resident progress, and generate usage reports. With the Custom Curriculum, internal medicine programs can build a resource that matches their specific needs - mapping AccessMedicine content and capabilities to their program's unique educational structure.

AccessMedicine's Custom Curriculum provides a powerful and intuitive online interface for program directors to manage their training rotations. By replicating their existing rotation structure online, program directors can:

With the Shared Library functionality, internal medicine program directors can save the learning modules they've developed, so that others may view, adopt, and even modify their approach, all while giving credit to the original institution. Additions to the Shared Library are currently underway by program directors at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the University of California-Davis School of Medicine, and the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. The modules created by these schools will be added to the site in November and December of 2009.

For internal medicine residents, AccessMedicine's Custom Curriculum provides an intuitive interface for tracking educational progress and managing an individualized learning experience. For a given learning module, each resident knows exactly what is expected and monitors his or her own progress toward achieving that goal.

"AccessMedicine's Custom Curriculum builds on the strengths of our platform and furthers our commitment to providing valuable digital tools alongside our content," says Scott Grillo, vice president and medical publisher, McGraw-Hill Professional. "By combining leading references, videos, and self-assessment with our powerful Custom Curriculum platform, residency programs now have the power to customize AccessMedicine for their educational needs."

Launched in 2002, AccessMedicine is McGraw-Hill Professional's flagship online medical product with leading resources in internal medicine, cardiology, surgery, dermatology, and gynecology, including Harrison's Online, Hurst's the Heart, Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine and Williams Gynecology.

About AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine is an innovative online product that provides researchers, physicians, medical students, and all health professionals with nearly 60 digital medical titles, updated content, thousands of illustrations, a self-assessment feature, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to download content to a mobile device. More information on this and other products can be found at www.accessmedicine.com.

About McGraw-Hill Professional

McGraw-Hill Professional is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at www.mhprofessional.com.

-- Build collections of learning modules, each with their own unique sets of customizable objectives -- Develop and author case narratives to provide context for each module -- Assign readings from McGraw-Hill's clinical texts and esteemed Lange Educational Library, as well as videos and Grand Rounds lectures -- Incorporate AccessMedicine Learning Tools, such as Case Files and Imaging Tests, into activities -- Require self-assessment tests and specify the passing grade -- Schedule Grand Rounds, lectures, or other offline activities -- Generate reports for resident usage that track assignment completion and test scores -- Link out to primary references or other web-based resources

SOURCE McGraw-Hill Professional
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